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Ashland Calendar: March 17

Saturday, March 17

Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent Town Hall, 206 E. Main St. A business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see roguemodernquilters.wordpress.com.

Low-cost Pet Vaccines: Bring your cat or dog to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17 to get them vaccinated. Vaccinations are $10 each. Nail trims are also available for $5. This is a cash-only clinic and all pets must be at least 8 weeks old and in good health. Call 541-774-6654.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk, offering an interactive in-depth introduction to “Othello,” at noon Saturday, March 17, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.

Family Game Day: Families can play a variety of tabletop and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music, a raffle drawing, traditional Irish food and drink from 9 a.m. to closing Saturday, March 17, at O’Ryans Irish Pub, 137 E. Main St., Ashland. Live music will be performed from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. including the bands AlphaLux, Brother and The Bouray. Admission is $10 and includes an Irish treat and a raffle entry. Proceeds from the event go to support SoHumane.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will perform an acoustic mix of originals and covers at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Westcoast Swing: A swing dance will be held from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Jazzercise Studio, 205 Fern Valley Road, Ste O and P, The Shoppes at Exit 24, Phoenix. Beginners’ instruction is at 7p.m. Admission is $15 for instruction and dance or $10 for dance only. Ashland High School students get in free with student ID. See soswingdance.com or call 541-324-7981.

Contra Dance: Dances are held the third Saturday of every month at the Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners instruction begins at 7 p.m. and dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Calling by Mary Devlin and live music prefromed by Huckleberry Jam. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. Admission is $10, $6 for students. Call 541-488-0679 or 541-482-7751 or email at info@socontra.org.

Jefferson Baroque Choir: The choir, directed by Sean McKee, will present “Magnificent Music of Monteverdi,” a program of 17th-century madrigals and motets by Claudio Monteverdi, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors, $5 for students, and will be available at the door.

Band du Pays Swing: The band — singer Kacie Bower, sax and clarinet player Stephen Gagné, percussionist Jenny Gray, guitarist Tony Brussat and upright bassist Merrill Smith — will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom’s Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. For reservations, call 541-535-7957.

Sunday, March 18

Ashland YMCA Dance: Dance to music by Al Berman and Friends from 2 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at Ashland YMCA, 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Admission is $7, $5 for youths. Children 12 and younger require adult supervision. Call 541-488-7781.

Craig Wright Band: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Craig Wright, singers Savannah True Randall and Laynie McCartney and bassist Jeff Addicott will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Monday, March 19

Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See jcls.org.

Tai Chi for Seniors: Tai Chi for adults 50 and older is held from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays for beginners at the Grove, 1195 E Main St., Ashland. Advanced class is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Admission is $4. Call 541-488-5342.

Color Mondays: Adults can express their creativity through coloring from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-744-6996 or visit jcls.org.

Schneider Museum of Art: New art exhibits — Anna Gray and Ryan Paulsen’s “Between the Beginning and the Middle”; Betty LaDuke’s “Social Justice”; Maria Los Angeles’ “Transcending Myths”; and Storm Tharp’s “Fierce Last Stand”— will be displayed through March 17 at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., at Southern Oregon University, in Ashland. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. See sma@sou.edu or call 541-5526245 for information.

Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing for adults 60 and older is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission is $2. Call 541-488-5342.

Children’s Chess Club: Kids 5 and older are invited to join the club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.

Teen Movie Night: Teens can watch a movie and enjoy popcorn and goodies from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6994 or see jcls.org.

Astrology in Ashland: Doug Kellogg will present a talk, “Zeitgeist Changes: Learning to Live in the Twenty-First Century,” during the Astrology in Ashland meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Cost is $7. Call 541-482-8988 or see www.astrologyinashland.org.

Tuesday, March 20

Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

North Mountain Park & Nature Center: The Nature Center offers a variety of programs and interpretive exhibits that teach local natural and cultural history and sustainable living. Explore the park’s demonstration gardens, nature trails, pavilion, picnic and play areas. The North Mountain Park & Nature Center is at 620 N. Mountain Ave., next to Bear Creek, in Ashland. The park is open sunrise to sunset, and the nature center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-488-6606 or see northmountainpark.org.

Children’s Movies: Free films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks will be available. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.

Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: Knitters, crocheters and tatters of all skill levels can gather to learn from each other, share ideas and create new pieces from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-326-2035 or find Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.

Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia is held at 7 p.m. at Louie’s Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.

AIFF Preview Night: The Ashland Independent Film Festival will announce its 2018 film and event lineup at their Festival Preview Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the SOU Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. This is the first chance to see clips from festival films, pick up the Pocket Guide, and get insider information on special guests and new events for AIFF 2018. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10.